3rd Guards Kotelnikovskaya Red Banner order of Suvorov Tank Division

3-я гвардейская танковая Котельниковская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 44181

Activated 4.7.45 in Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland, from the 3rd Guards Tank Corps.

Organisation 1946:

28.10.46 reduced to 3rd Guards Tank Regiment (mobilisation) - all attached units remained, but were downsized (regiment to battalion, battalion to company), but 28.10.48 again expanded to full size.

23.5.53 re-organised:

In 4.55 the 1701st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was renamed 740th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment.

In 6.57 reorganised (ordered 12.3.57):

In 1960 the 00 independent Tank Training Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 154th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 154th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1018th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1.6.89 renamed 5357th Guards Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 11.89 - the 3rd Guards Tank Regiment was transferred to the 34th Tank Division, and the 740th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment to the 37th Guards Tank Division.



Equipment 12.85:

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III).